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Divorce by deception

Family Proceedings Act 1980, s 27 – appeal from Family Court – application for declaration that dissolution order invalid – order for substituted service obtained by deception – undefended proceeding – inviolacy of ...

The dangers of failing to front up in court

Application to set aside judgment entered on formal proof - High Court Rules 2016, 15.10- miscarriage of justice - principles to be considered - reasonable explanation for failure to appear - substantial defence - ...

Why we have both barristers and solicitors

We’ve already touched on the history of barristers as a profession, but let’s look at that in more detail. As I said earlier, originally the leaders of the profession were the serjeants. The serjeants had their own ...

Jack Porus: the business of running a law firm

Jack Porus never particularly wanted to be a lawyer. And his mother, of Lithuanian Jewish stock, would have preferred him to be a doctor. But Porus, the former managing partner at Glaister Ennor and one of the ...

Do we need barristers?

England and Wales have a split legal profession, with a traditional distinction between solicitors and barristers. This contrasts with many other countries, including many in the common law world, which have only ...

Meet incoming ADLS President Tony Herring

“I’m good, I’m good. I’m sweaty,” confesses incoming ADLS president Tony Herring. “I know you don’t need to know that but I’ve been racing around.” That’s not surprising. Since learning at the ADLS annual ...